Spanish Ia is an introductory course. The class begins with verbal greetings and moves into descriptions of people, places and objects. Throughout the year this course covers grammatical rules and patterns. This grammar includes, noun/verb placement, noun/adjective agreement, possessives, the infinitive, present tense -ar, -er, and -ir verbs and ser and estar. In addition, vocabulary dealing with family, food, time, and daily activities are presented throughout the course. Each chapter of the text, ¡En Español!, focuses on a particular Latin country and culture and includes an audio and video program. The students also complete a cross-curricular project utilizing and combining their computer and Internet skills with the Spanish course content.